Best Grill Tools and Accessories

Whenever I recommend a product, I always like to start with what I use.

But I also like to give people a range of prices too. But with ANYTHING I recommend from Amazon, I always use the following criteria:

  • It has to be a minimum of 4 stars
  • The product has to have some reviews (or be something I own)
  • No more than 8% of all the reviews are bad ones

I find that only recommending products that meet the test of that means that you get great products every time.  Whenever possible, I also like to recommend Prime products or at least products with free shipping.

Let’s dive in!

Riida TM08 Wireless Meat Thermometer

Check out all these features and see if it’s not the PERFECT solution for your grill, smoker, or BBQ:

  • Features 2 probes to check temps of either 2 different meats (or one meat and the grill temp)
  • Set an alert when it reaches the perfect temp or gets too high
  • For meats you can set it to alert you when it reaches your perfect doneness (rare, medium, etc)
  • Probes are made of food-grade stainless steel and are attached with heat-resistant steel mesh cables
  • Comes with a wireless receiver you can keep on you that receivers temps and alerts up to 300 feet away!

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Amazon Prime, but it’s typically well under $40.

Qualitech3 Compartment Grill Basket

It comes with a removable handle, gloves, and a wooden locking handle to keep the food inside the basket as you rotate. Almost 5 stars and free shipping, and a price that won’t break the bank.

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Amazon Prime.

Best All-Purpose Grill

Char-Griller Texas Trio Gas/Charcoal Combo Grill with Smoker Firebox

This is literally the grill that is in my yard. I’ve had mine for well over 2 years at this point and bought it used on Craigslist (without the firebox which I added later).

It’s held up great, just make sure and get the cover for it too to keep it from rusting.

Almost 1500 square inches of cooking space! Use the propane side, the charcoal side or both! Plus it has a side burner too that runs off the propane. The attached smoker firebox is perfect for smoking briskets and other meats or veggies.

Just a tad under $400, hundreds of reviews and almost all 5-star, but as I said, I’ve had mine for almost 3 years and love it; no issues! Free shipping or pickup too. Get the best of both worlds in a grill at a price that won’t break the bank.

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Home (free delivery or pickup)

Best Pellet Grill

Camp Chef SmokePro DLX Pellet Grill

Large pellet hopper and easy cleanout system. Auto-start ignition makes lighting easy every time. Temp readout shows grill temps and internal food temps. Dispenses more pellets automatically whenever needed.

Right at the top end of our $500 price range with free shipping and outstanding reviews.

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Best Portable Grill

Char-Griller Akorn Jr. red or black Kamado Grill

An Amazon’s Choice product with near-perfect reviews (well over 400 of them). 153 square inch cooking area, easy dump pan, dual airflow dampeners, ceramic grills for more cooking with less charcoal.

Perfect for RVs, camping, tailgating or picnics. Free shipping on Amazon too!

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Best Deluxe Grill

Traeger Lil Texas Elite Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

Just under $700 with free Prime shipping, this is actually a mid-line for Traeger, but for the money and features, this is really a great grill.

Excellent reviews, an Amazon’s Choice Product, and the ability to grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and BBQ all in one unit!

Traeger created the pellet smoker and they still rule the market. Dial-in temps accurately within +/- 20 degrees with the turn of a knob. Genuine wood just tastes better than charcoal and gas just doesn’t provide much flavor.

Get it with the optional shelf and cover for convenience and long life!

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Amazon Prime

Best Budget Smoker

Weber 711001 Smokey Mountain Smoker

No question a bullet smoker is what you want. Weber makes the one you want, although the Brinkmann I had, which was very similar (not sure you can still get those) was good too. I like Weber overall for a few reasons:

  • The fuel door is removable (rather than hinged) making it easier to add charcoal and wood
  • I think it resists rust better
  • 2 adjustable vents allow for better temp control

I smoked many a brisket in mine before I upgraded and they came out great! It’s an Amazon’s Choice item with over 2000 awesome reviews and free Prime shipping. Easy to move in and out of a garage, or take with you camping or tailgating.

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Amazon Prime

Best Budget Pellet Smoker

Z GRILLS Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

This little guy is amazing for being well under $400. It also comes not only with free shipping, but a cover too.

Sturdy legs and wheels and only 84 pounds make this fairly portable. Enough room for 3 whole chickens at over 320 square feet of cooking/smoking space. Since it’s both a grill and a smoker you get the best of both worlds. Cooking Temperature range is 160°F to 450°F.

Did I mention the Lifetime Guarantee? Outstanding reviews too.

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Amazon

Best Budget Verticle Smoker

Camp Chef XXL Vertical Pellet Grill and Smoker

A verticle smoker is simply a cabinet-style smoker with racks that sit above one another giving you lots of room for smoking a wide variety of meats and veggies at the same time.

It features 4 meat racks, 3 jerky racks, plus a sausage rack with 12 hooks. Great for smoking items that don’t fit well in a pellet grill.

Digital temp control & Smart Smoke technology means you don’t have to babysit your smoker to get perfect results every time. Dual meat temperate probes and a temperature range from 150° F to 350° F.

Free shipping and well under $600. While it currently only has a small number of reviews, they are 100% 5-star and all from verified purchasers.

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Amazon

Best Deluxe Smoker

Traeger Pro 780 Smart Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker in Black with Wifi Technology

You knew I’d get around to recommending one with wi-fi, didn’t you?

I almost feel like someone may come and revoke my Texas driver’s license for that, but this is still an AWESOME grill and smoker, and Traeger makes great stuff.

You also probably knew I’d eventually recommend another Traeger, who invented the pellet smoker. Like all Traegers, this one too is a grill/smoker combo.

Control your grill from anywhere with the Traeger app. Set it and forget it and get perfect results every time. Did I mention that aside from great smoked meats, you can also use it as a pizza oven or even bake an apple pie?

Comes with a 3-year warranty too, just make sure to get the cover also. At just under $1,000, this is what you want for perfect BBQ’ing when money isn’t much of an object.

CLICK HERE to check current prices on Amazon (free delivery)